Do what you love, longer — Garmin Instinct Solar
The Garmin Instinct Solar is a rugged GPS smartwatch boasting solar charging — giving incredible battery life in smartwatch and Expedition modes while outdoors.
Monitor how your body uses energy by tracking heart rate, stress, estimated sleep and Pulse Ox (this is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition) — which helps give you a better understanding of your health and wellness.
Get more out of the sports you love with preloaded activity profiles such as running, biking, swimming, and more. Smart notifications (when paired with a compatible smartphone) at the wrist keep you connected to what matters. Multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) help you track wherever your adventures take you.
Vastly extended battery life through solar charging
Rugged GPS watch is water-rated to 100 meters and constructed to U.S. military standard 810 for thermal, shock and water resistance
Built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
Track your activities for running, biking, swimming, strength and more
Help understand your health and wellness better with all-day health monitoring and Pulse Ox (this is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition)
Monitor how your body uses energy by tracking heart rate, stress and sleep estimates with Body Battery™ energy monitoring
Stay connected with smart notifications (when paired with a compatible smartphone) to see messages right on your wrist
View how various settings and sensors impact your watch's battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Fun watch that does what it says it does
I use this as a backup to Strava (comes in handy every now and then) and as a runner's watch. It has replaced a 735XT, and the function buttons are the same as that one's, which makes for an easier learning curve. The solar charging is fun. No way you'll get enough to not have to charge it, but it does delay the need to charge. With the settings I have it on, it starts out saying 12 days before a charge is needed, but that declines quickly if the GPS/activity tracking is used. The solar charging will occasionally bump the charge back up a day, especially if I'm at the beach or similar. Of course, this is in summer; the use of long sleeves and gloves in the winter should pretty much eliminate the solar charging. It has an expedition function that should last a lot longer and that I hope to use while backpacking.
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